I love a good pimento cheese spread. I’m pretty picky about them though. It can’t have too much mayo. It better not have too many pimentos. It definitely needs a little heat. I decided to try my hand at a homemade version including all of my must haves and excluding all the things I don’t like.
I put a large block of sharp cheddar through the food processor. I added mayo, jalapenos, pimentos, and cayenne pepper. It was DELISH!!! I can barely wait to find more things to slather it on.
Loved in the South’s Spicy Pimento Cheese
1 large block of sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cayenne
1 small jar of pimentos
1 small can of diced jalapenos.
I drained both the jar and can just a little before adding them. Mix everything together and enjoy!
My husband doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, but every now and then he will ask me to make some kind of low carb dessert. The first dessert I ever made for him was a true tiramisu. We still both love the flavors of the Italian dessert, so when I saw the Kahlua flavored sugar free syrup, I made plans to make a low carb tiramisu-like treat.
Loved in the South’s Low Carb Tiramisu
1/2 stick of butter (softened)
4 to 5 packets of sweetener
1/4 cup of sugar free Kahlua flavored syrup
1 block of full fat cream cheese
1/4 cup of 100% cocoa chocolate chips
Put all of your ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
My sweet husband loves broccoli rice casserole. It’s one of the dishes he looks most forward to eating for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Going low carb means finding an alternative to that rice filled dish.
I came up with a recipe this Thanksgiving and it received rave reviews from both carb eaters and low carbers. We also have diabetics on both sides of our family, so it felt good to give them a dish that wouldn’t contribute to raising their sugar levels very much, if at all.
LOVED IN THE SOUTH’S SPICY BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE
2 large broccoli crowns
1 container of Philadelphia jalapeno cream cheese
1 can jalapenos
2 small blocks of habenero cheese (cut into small pieces)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup full fat sour cream
Steam the broccoli. In a bowl, add broccoli, cream cheese, habenero cheese, sour cream, jalapenos (I drained mine and only used the juice). Gently mix until everything is well incorporated. Pour into a greased baking dish. Put shredded cheddar cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until bubbly. Serve hot.
I would love to hear if you try it. I hope you enjoy it as much as our families did.